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Course Code

MEC505
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Course/Subject Name

Heat Transfer

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Credits

4+1

Common with Automobile Engineering

Objectives
1. Study and analysis of basic heat transfer concepts applicable for steady state and
transient conditions
2. Study mathematical modeling and designing concepts of heat exchangers
Outcomes: Learner should be able to
1. Identify & explain the three modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection and
radiation).
2. Develop mathematical model for each mode of heat transfer
3. Demonstrate and explain mechanism of boiling and condensation
4. Design and analyze different heat exchangers
Module
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Detailed Contents

Introduction
Typical heat transfer situations, Modes of heat transfer, heat transfer parameters,
various thermo physical properties
Conduction
Fouriers law of heat conduction, thermal conductivity, differential equation of heat
conduction with heat generation in unsteady state in the Cartesian coordinate
system, Boundary and initial conditions, Solution to three dimensional steady heat
conduction problems, Steady heat conduction in plane walls, composite walls,
Concept of thermal resistance and thermal resistance network, Heat conduction in
cylinders and spheres, Differential equation of heat conduction in cylindrical coordinates, Conduction through Cylindrical and Spherical composite walls
(Derivation NOT INCLUDED for Spherical walls), Critical thickness/radius of
insulation and its importance.
Extended Surfaces
Heat transfer from finned surfaces, Types of fins, Fin equation for rectangular fin
and its solution, Fin efficiency, Fin effectiveness
Transient Heat Conduction
Lumped system analysis, One dimensional transient problems analytical solutions,
One dimensional Heisler charts
Numerical Methods in Conduction
Importance of numerical methods, Finite difference formulation of one dimensional
steady heat conduction equations
Convection
Physical mechanism of convection, Natural and Forced convection,
Velocity/hydrodynamic and Thermal boundary layer, Velocity and temperature
profile, Differential equation of heat convection, Laminar flow heat transfer in
circular pipe, constant heat flux and constant wall temperature, thermal entrance
region, Turbulent flow heat transfer in circular pipes, Pipes of other cross sections,
Heat transfer in laminar and turbulent flow over a flat plate, Heat pipe introduction
and applications, Principles of dimensional analysis and its application in convective
heat transfer, Empirical correlations for convection, Physical significance of various
dimensionless numbers useful in natural and forced convection

University of Mumbai, Mechanical Engineering (Third and Final Year) Revised Course (Rev-2012)

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